Professor Richard Wortley

Richard Wortley

New Zealand Institute of Security & Crime Science

Qualifications: BA(Hons), MSc(Psych), PhD

Research Interests

My research interests centre on the role that immediate environments play in criminal behaviour and the implications this has for situational crime prevention. I have a particular interest in the prevention of child sexual exploitation (CSE), both contact and online offending.

Recent Publications

  • Kuo, T. L., Sidebottom, A., Wortley, R., & Tsai, T. M. (2022). Repeat and near repeat burglary victimization in Taiwan. Asian Journal of Criminology. doi:10.1007/s11417-022-09364-9

  • Lin, K., Sidebottom, A., & Wortley, R. (2022). Evidence-based policing and police receptivity to research: evidence from Taiwan. Policing. doi:10.1108/PIJPSM-04-2022-0050

  • Scanlan, J., Watters, P. A., Prichard, J., Hunn, C., Spiranovic, C., & Wortley, R. (2022). Creating honeypots to prevent online child exploitation. Future Internet, 14(4). doi:10.3390/fi14040121

  • Leclerc, B., Reynald, D., Wortley, R., Cook, A., & Cale, J. (2022). An examination of noncompleted sexual offences, offenders’ perceptions of risks and difficulties and related situational factors. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. doi:10.1177/00224278221085244

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Crime; Psychology